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Premiership preview

April 8th, 2008

A look ahead at all the the fixtures in Round 19 of the Guinness Premiership

Friday 11th April
Bristol Rugby v Sale Sharks Memorial Stadium, 7.30pm
Saturday 12th April
Gloucester Rugby v Saracens Kingsholm, 12.35pm
London Wasps v Worcester Warriors Adams Park, 3pm
Sunday 13th April
Leeds Carnegie v Harlequins Headingley Carnegie, 3pm
Newcastle Falcons v London Irish Kingston Park, 3pm
Tuesday 15th […]

Confusion over Johnson’s job title

April 8th, 2008

The saga surrounding the RFU’s bungled attempt to appoint Martin Johnson to the role of team manager took a new twist today when it emerged that the World Cup-winning former England captain may well be given a different job title altogether.
In today’s Daily Mail it is claimed that the Leicester legend will be appointed as […]

Hodgson: we can beat any side

April 7th, 2008

England scrum-half Paul Hodgson declared London Irish can beat anyone after their 20-9 victory over Perpignan to set up a semi-final at Twickenham against tournament favourites Toulouse.
And Hodgson, who executed a crucial try-saving tackle on winger Adrien Plante during his side’s 20-9 victory, insists their growing collection of big-name scalps has sent self belief soaring.
“We’ve […]

Ruddock urges players to keep cool

April 4th, 2008

Worcester boss Mike Ruddock has called for the Warriors‘ discipline to be “spot-on” when they face European Challenge Cup quarter-final opponents Montpellier.
Ruddock’s men are in a rich vein of form, having claimed Guinness Premiership victories over Sale, Leicester and Gloucester last month.
They also know that a win against Montpellier would see them secure a home […]

Simpson-Daniel: We must have a go

April 4th, 2008

James Simpson-Daniel wants Gloucester to “have a go” and be left with no regrets in tomorrow’s Heineken Cup showdown against revered European heavyweights Munster.
Despite leading the Guinness Premiership and holding home advantage, Gloucester are underdogs for a Kingsholm clash that sold out weeks ago.
While 2006 Heineken Cup winners Munster are on the scent of a […]

Ospreys suffer Walker blow

April 4th, 2008

The Ospreys have been dealt a second injury blow ahead of Sunday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens.
Scotland wing Nikki Walker is expected to be sidelined for a month after suffering a stress fracture of his right fibia.
He joins Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips, who is nursing a serious knee injury, in missing the Ospreys’ trip to […]

RFU silent over Johnson story

April 4th, 2008

The Rugby Football Union has refused to comment on a report that Martin Johnson has “agreed in principle” to take over as England team manager.
The RFU says it will not comment on what it terms “rumour and speculation”.
A report in today’s Times suggests Johnson’s appointment could be ratified next week. England’s 2003 World Cup-winning captain […]

Gough greedy for more silverware

April 3rd, 2008

Ospreys lock Ian Gough insisted his team mates are in no mood to rest on their laurels after providing the bulk of Wales’ Grand Slam-winning side.
The Ospreys face Saracens in the Heineken Cup quarter-final on Sunday at Vicarage Road where victory would secure a Millennium Stadium semi-final against Gloucester or Munster, with the Cardiff venue […]

Top 10 rugby ads

April 3rd, 2008

To be honest, we’ve got far better things to be doing than scouring the internet for funny rugby clips, so if IRN’s big boss is reading this, our research for this feature took no more than five minutes. It’s all for a good cause, because we’ve found ten cracking rugby-related TV adverts that those of […]

Tigers to appeal Rabeni ban

April 3rd, 2008

Leicester have decided to appeal centre Seru Rabeni’s 14-week ban imposed by Rugby Football Union disciplinary chiefs.
Rabeni was suspended when he appeared before a three-man RFU panel earlier this week, sidelining him until early July.
He had been cited following a Guinness Premiership game against Saracens at Welford Road last month.
He was found guilty of illegally […]